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The Rotary Foundation We make an annual contribution to the Rotary Foundation which provides funding for Rotary worldwide initiatives such as End Polio Now and Scholars and provides grants to rotary clubs for their own projects both locally or internationally in partnership with other clubs. We normally raise funds for this contribution through our annual Winter Buffet.
End Polio Now is a long term Rotary programme in conjunction with the World Health Organisation and the Gates Foundation to eliminate polio worldwide. We try to make a specific contribution To end polio now every year.
Shelter Box is a charity which provides shelter and essential equipment and medical supplies for use in major natural disasters such as earthquakes, flooding and hurricanes.
Lend With Care is a programme which allows individuals or organisations to lend money to facilitate businesses in the underdeveloped world. As of January 2020 we had let £4593 through a total of 144 loans oof which £3926 had been repaid.
The Rainbow Trust Our most recent international project
more A contribution of £275 to the Learning for Life charity has provided a sustainable oven for Kacwamanga Primary School
more Together with the King's Lynn and Trinity Rotary Clubs and a District Grant we have funded the provision of a clean water supply for the Grace Orphanage in Kathmandu
more A dinner held to raise money for end polio now.
more A progress report on this project to provide micro-finance to entrepreneurs in developing countries
more Following presentations by our members about Shelter Box to Wisbech Grammar School, the school has raised an amazing Â£12,000 over the last 5 years for the charity
more A report on our day at the Sandringham Flower Show distributing crocus corms in aid of Purple for Polio
more We are supporting the Rainbow Centre in Sri Lanka in partnership with the other two King's Lynn rotary Clubs (2 pages below this)
more To suggest to members that instead of giving Christmas cards to other Rotary members we each make a voluntary contribution of Â£20 to club funds to be used on the "Lend With Care" initiative.